Breathing technique awareness is:

  • a direct pathway to the autonomic nervous system
  • a proactive way to manage neural pathways in the face of triggers and distress
  • an avenue to choose our mental emotional states
  • a way to shape our central nervous system towards safety & connection
  • proven to return ventral vagal control
  • increases the influence of the vagus on the heart




  1. Breathwork Interventions for Adults with Clinically Diagnosed Anxiety Disorders: A Scoping Review:
    • Banushi, B., Brendle, M., Ragnhildstveit, A., Murphy, T. (2023). Brain Sciences,
  2. Physiological Underpinnings of Volitional Slow Breath Work:
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  3. Breathing Techniques Associated with Improved Health Outcomes:
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  4. Effect of Coherent Breathing on Mental Health:
    • Fincham, G. W., Strauss, C., Cavanagh, K. (2023). Scientific Reports,
  5. High Ventilation Breathwork Practices: An Overview of Their Effects, Mechanisms, and Considerations for Clinical Applications:
    • Fincham, G. W., Kartar, A., Uthaug, M. V., Anderson, B. (2023). Neuroscience & …, Elsevier.
  6. Identifying Alternative Mental Health Interventions: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials of Chanting and Breathwork:
    • Malviya, S., Meredith, P., Zupan, B. (2022). Journal of Spirituality in …, Taylor & Francis.
  7. A Practitioner’s Guide to Breathwork in Clinical Mental Health Counseling:
    • Aideyan, B., Martin, G. C. (2020). Journal of Mental Health …,
  8. Breathing Training on Hemodynamic Changes, Cardiac Autonomic Function and Neuroendocrine Response in People with High Blood Pressure: A Randomized Control Trial:
    • Yuenyongchaiwat, K., Changsri, K., Harnmanop, S. (2024). Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, [Volume], [Page Range]. Elsevier.
  9. Breathwork and Its Effect on Stress in Healthy Individuals: A Systematic Review:
    • Jönsson, A., Hedman, A. (2023). Retrieved from
  10. How Do Research Paradigms Shape Our Knowledge On Breathing Techniques? A Systematic Review:
    • Nerdal, V. K. (2023). NTNU Open Access Repository. Retrieved from [URL].
  11. Effects of Breathwork During a Posture-Based Yoga Session on Psychological Resources and Emotional Experience:
    • Olson, O. E. (2022). ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global, [Accession or Order Number].
  12. An Experience with Holotropic Breathwork is Associated with Improvement in Non-judgement and Satisfaction with Life While Reducing Symptoms of Stress in a…:
    • Uthaug, M. V., Mason, N. L., Havenith, M. N. (2022). Journal of [Journal Name], [Volume], [Page Range]. Akadémiai Kiadó.
  13. Impact of Teaching Breathing Techniques on Patient Health Outcomes: A Systematic Review:
    • Rickard, K. B., Reich, J., Dunn, D. J. (2014). Nursing Repository, [URL].
  14. Effect of Breathwork on Stress and Mental Health: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized-Controlled Trials:
    • Fincham, G. W., Strauss, C., Montero-Marin, J. (2023). Scientific Reports,
  15. Somatic Breathwork: The Benefits of Slow Breathing:
    • Tucker, L. (Year). Retrieved from
  16. Brief Structured Respiration Practices Enhance Mood and Reduce Physiological Arousal:
    • Balban, M. Y., Neri, E., Kogon, M. M., Weed, L., Nouriani, B. (2023). Cell Reports, [Volume], [Page Range]. Cell Press.
  17. Coming Up for Air: Breathwork Practice for Stress Management in the Healthcare Setting:
    • Shaw-Metz, J. L. (2023). Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice, [Volume], [Page Range]. Elsevier.
  18. Yoga Breathing for Cancer Chemotherapy–Associated Symptoms and Quality of Life: Results of a Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial:
    • Dhruva, A., Miaskowski, C., Abrams, D. (2012). The Journal of [Journal Name], [Volume], [Page Range]. Mary Ann Liebert.
  19. Conscious Connected Breathing with Breath Retention Intervention in Adults with Chronic Low Back Pain: Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Pilot Study:
    • Pratscher, S. D., Sibille, K. T. (2023). Pilot and Feasibility Studies, [Volume], [Page Range]. BioMed Central.
  20. Physiological Underpinnings of Volitional Slow Breath Work:
    • Birmingham-Watts, K. (2020). ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global, [Accession or Order Number].